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Grateful Dead Live at Alligator Alley Gym - University of Florida on 1980-11-29

Set 1

Alabama Getaway ->
The Promised Land
New Minglewood Blues
Row Jimmy
Mama Tried ->
Mexicali Blues
Lost Sailor ->
Saint Of Circumstance ->
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2

Shakedown Street ->
Franklin's Tower
Estimated Prophet ->
He's Gone ->
Truckin' ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Stella Blue ->
Good Lovin'

Casey Jones

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Alligator Alley Gym - University of Florida
Location Gainesville, FL

Source (FOB) Nakamichi 700 (With Bass EQ) -> Cassette Master (Sony D5M/TDK SA-X90/Dolby DB) D
Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) ->
Taped by Bob Wagner
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
(FOB) Beyer M-160 -> Cassette Master -> Alesis Masterlink -> CD supplies:
Truckin' (4:38 - 4:56)
Good Lovin' (5:17 - 5:29)


-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Bob Wagner for lending me his masters
-- Patch source recorded by Jim Wise (shnid=2409)


Reviewer: gr8fuldad73 - - February 21, 2015
Subject: stellar 80'
Very nice show.
Reviewer: Labfool - - December 2, 2014
Subject: Great audience recording
One of the best audience recordings I have downloaded or heard. Clear vocals, sharp instruments, great set list, great form. Highly reccomend.
Reviewer: Timbo Ho - - November 29, 2014
Subject: This Seminoles Loves Alligator Alley!
Nov 29, 2014....On this college football rivalry Saturday, The Florida Gators will travel to Tallahassee to play the Florida State Seminoles, my alma mater. I always get a little nostalgic on this particular Saturday each year, so I thought I would take a little trip down memory lane.

On 11/29/80, I was 16 years old and a Junior in high school living in Jacksonville, FL about 75 miles from Gainesville. I had never heard of the Grateful Dead so this show was completely off of my radar. I had just seen AC/DC Back in Black Tour and was getting ready for Rossington-Collins Band in Jax on Jan. 3, 1981...growing up in Jax, it was all about Lynyrd Skynyrd and southern rock. This show is at the top of my "shoulda woulda coulda" been at Grateful Dead shows from the early-mid 1980s. The first set is chock full of well played material of that era, and the Shakedown>Franklin's 2nd set opener is a jammed out, one of a kind segue sequence spectacular!

This show and this source have long been one of my all-time favorite audience recordings. My only question is, how far apart were the mics because the mix is perfect?!

My compliments to Bob Wagner, Jim Wise, Charlie Miller and anyone else involved with this incredible FOB sweet spot sensation! I also must tip my cap to the Oade Brothers from Thomasville, GA and their contributions to taping technological advances.

From a latter day Grateful taper to the pioneers of taping, thank you gentlemen for creating near perfection with this gem! Go Seminoles!

Tim Cox FSU, Class of 1986
Reviewer: GarciaGrateful - - January 30, 2014
Subject: Nice
We can download this!? Holy $h!t. Awesome. Great show.
Reviewer: Allahver Fist - - October 15, 2013
Subject: I've Been There
Alligator Alley/Florida Gym was not torn down and is still utilized today. For any seekers, it is on the opposite side of the football stadium than the O'Connell Center, adjoining the swimming pool. Go Gators!
Reviewer: gdtrfb8476 - - March 18, 2013
Subject: I Was There
It was the gym. I remember people saying the GD show was going to be the last event there.
Reviewer: slipnut01 - - March 16, 2013
Subject: Alligator Alley Gym/Florida Gym or Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Alligator Alley Gym/Florida Gym was demolished in 1980 (date unknown). So for those that were there, can you tell us where this event actually took place? Was the GD the last event in Alligator Alley Gym/Florida Gym?
Reviewer: go gator - - December 25, 2009
Subject: I was there
Final semester of law school at UF, sitting (well, standing) 5 rows from stage. Took a great b & w photo of Garcia and Weir, printed it in Journalism College dark room. 29 yrs later my brother finds our ticket stubs! Got the pic and stub framed. Excellent show, and phenomenal recording. Go Gators!
Reviewer: GratefulNole - - March 28, 2009
Subject: Tasty Aud and show to boot...
The second set on here simply smokes. This aud is very good quality also, which makes it that much more enjoyable. Get this one now and blast it!!!
Reviewer: kaotics - - November 17, 2008
Subject: One of the best Aud's
By far, one of the best Aud recording I've ever come across. Fantastic Shakedown>Franklin's>Estimated...clearly a regroovinated time for the band with Brent aboard. 5+ for the recording!!!
Reviewer: Mr. Charlie - Lambertville - - March 12, 2008
Subject: This is one of my favorite auds on the Archive,
Thanksgiving Dead on Campus. Bails of love washing up all over the place. The band smokes this show, Well worth a dl.
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